Frequently Asked Questions

Event Rules
Event Rules
  • You must be 18+ to enter. Photo ID required.
  • The event will take place rain or shine.
  • Early arrival is strongly recommended.
  • If you are sick, have a fever, have traveled in the last 14 days, or have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home.
  • Masks are not REQUIRED but highly ENCOURAGED for our staff and guests for everyone's health and safety!
  • No costume masks of any kind will be granted entry.
  • Please present your printed digital ticket. If you’re using a digital ticket, your phone screen must be at full brightness.
  • If you see something, say something! Pay attention to your surroundings. If you see or hear someone doing something suspicious or that makes you feel uncomfortable, reach out to an event staff member immediately.
Assumption of the Risk and Waiver of Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19
  • The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact. By entering these premises and/or the event, you (a) acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that you may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 and that such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death, (b) voluntarily agree to assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury, illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expenses, of any kind (“Claims”), that you may experience or incur, and (c) hereby release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless the venue, event promoter(s), vendor(s), and each of their respective parents, members, partners, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, and landlords and their respective officers, directors, and employees from Claims of any kind arising out of or relating thereto.
Event FAQ
Will there be parking and ride share available?
  • Ride Share drop off/pick up:
    578 N Orange Ave
    Orlando, FL 32801
  • Parking
    42 W Concord St
    Orlando, FL 32801
  • Please note that Lot 54 Parking is first come first serve. $15 Cash and $20 Credit.
  • There will also be first come first served street parking options available adjacent to the venue.
What time should I arrive?
  • Doors open 10 PM ET. Early arrival is recommended to help speed up the entry process.
What can I bring with me?
  • See a complete list of Acceptable & Prohibited Items below.
What kind of ID do I need?
  • You must present identification to enter the festival and/or buy alcohol. See the complete list of acceptable and unacceptable forms of ID.
What if my ID is lost or expired?
  • Security will accept expired ID cards ONLY if accompanied by DMV renewal documentation. If your ID was lost or stolen, you must bring a government-issued interim license or passport.
Will there be alcohol?
  • Alcoholic beverages will be sold to attendees that are 21 years of age or older.
What if I get sick?
  • If you have any concerns about your health or safety, please do not attend. It is solely your decision whether to attend or not. The Vanguard and associated parties assume no risk.
Acceptable Items
  • YES - Cell phones and portable chargers/external batteries
  • YES - Cigarettes (must be sealed upon entry) and lighters
  • YES - E-cigs/vapes (refillable liquid chambers OK, must be empty upon entry. One bottle sealed/unopened E-liquid or E-juice will be permitted)
  • YES - Earplugs
  • YES - Glowsticks & glowing/illuminated costumes or jewelry
  • YES - Gum (must be sealed upon entry)
  • YES - Personal sized hand sanitizer
  • YES - Juuls (one factory-sealed Juul Pod OK at entry)
  • YES - Lip balm, lip gloss and lipstick (must be sealed upon entry)
  • YES - Physician-prescribed medication that is not expired (must show physician’s prescription and consult with a safety officer upon entry)
  • YES - Powder makeup (liquid makeup is prohibited)
  • YES - Rain ponchos and umbrellas measuring less than 10″ when collapsed
  • YES - Sunglasses & hats
  • YES - Tampons and pads (sealed upon entry)
  • YES - Wet wipes (sealed upon entry)
Prohibited Items
  • NO - Costume masks (facial cover must be worn at all times)
  • NO - Aerosol products/cans
  • NO - Balls or Frisbees
  • NO - Bota bags
  • NO - Costumes that resemble a public safety uniforms (police, SWAT, fire, security, or medical) in any way
  • NO - Drones, remote-controlled aircraft, toys
  • NO - Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • NO - Eye drops
  • NO - Festival totems or decorated pool noodles
  • NO - Flags/banners or handmade signs (no corporate/company-branded and no hard flagpoles)
  • NO - Glass, cans, cups or coolers
  • NO - Hula hoops—including LED hoops
  • NO -Inflatables of any kind
  • NO - Helium balloons
  • NO - Illegal substances
  • NO - Large chains or spiked jewelry
  • NO - Large purses, bags or backpacks (over 12″×12″)
  • NO - Laser pointers or air horns
  • NO - LED whips, poi, & orbitals
  • NO - LED gloves or LED microlights used for light shows
  • NO - Liquid makeup
  • NO - Markers, pens or spray paint
  • NO - Massagers
  • NO - Open packs of cigarettes (upon entry)
  • NO - Outside food or beverages (including alcohol and candy)
  • NO - Over-the-counter medication
  • NO - Pacifiers
  • NO - Personal misting fan with attached bottle
  • NO - Pets
  • NO - Professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment (detachable lenses, GoPros, tripods, big zooms or commercial-use rigs)
  • NO - Reusable water bottles
  • NO - Selfie sticks
  • NO - Stickers, flyers
  • NO - Stuffed animals or dolls
  • NO - Sunscreen lotion (inspected upon entry)
  • NO - Tents, large umbrellas, chairs or blankets
  • NO - Toy guns, water guns, slingshots
  • NO Unsealed tampons or pads (upon entry)
  • NO - Weapon or weapon accessories of any kind, real or fictional (including whips, lightsabers, pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, fake weapons/props, etc.)
  • NO - Wind chairs/sofas
Costume Guidelines
Prohibited Items
  • NO - Drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • NO - Masks other than PPE that abide by CDC guidelines
  • NO - Costumes that resemble police, fire, security, or medical in any way
  • NO - Handcuffs
  • NO - Glass or ceramic masks
  • NO - Full-face makeup that makes you unrecognizable from your government-issued photo ID
  • NO - Items resembling weapon or weapon accessories, real or fictional (including whips, lightsabers, axes, pocket knives, swords, guns, fake weapons/props, etc.)
  • NO - Violent props, including crops, whips, ropes, chains or tethers
  • NO - Sharp metal spikes

Please remember that we are an inclusive community, and costumes/decorations should not misrepresent race, religion or cultural heritage.

Acceptable Forms of ID
Acceptable Forms of ID
  • Any US government-issued driver’s license or ID card containing a photograph and date of birth
  • US or foreign government-issued passport containing a photograph and date of birth
  • Foreign government-issued driver’s license/ID with color photocopy of passport (Not valid for 21+ wristband. To purchase alcohol or enter VIP areas, a physical passport or US ID will be required.)
  • Temporary DMV documents proving you are currently renewing a license—ONLY if accompanied by passport or expired license
Unacceptable Forms of ID
  • NO - School ID
  • NO - Consular ID
  • NO - Birth certificate
  • NO - Expired ID of any kind
  • NO - Photocopy of any ID (except as noted)
  • NO - Temporary DMV license without passport or expired license
Accessibility Information
  • The Vanguard welcomes all, and we strive to make our environment accessible to our guests with disabilities. During the event, the venue will have accessible restrooms. All public restroom areas are accessible to our patrons with disabilities.
Service Animals

Service animals are permitted throughout the venue; however, this does not include emotional support animals, therapy animals, or companion animals. Only legitimate service animals will be allowed. Pets are not allowed and will be turned away.

If you intend on bringing a service animal, you will be required to check in upon entry for registration. Only legitimate service animals that are properly trained and under the proper care of their owners will be provided with appropriate credentials.

  • All service animals must remain by the handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal or other effective controls.
  • Service animals must be housebroken.
  • Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal.
  • All animals should have legally required vaccinations that may be checked.
Effective Communication Requests

To request audio describers for any performance, please contact us. Requests must be made no later than 7 days before the event to allow for sufficient processing time. To request ASL interpretation for any performance, as well as closed captioning, braille/large font print, guided tours, and/or other forms of effective communication, please contact us.


Event staff have been trained in proper emergency preparedness.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments about accessibility at this or other Insomniac events, please contact us. We are committed to continually improving the festival experience for our Headliners with disabilities.